The Great Ragdoll War Of 1273

The Great Ragdoll War Of 1273

This would have been a much quicker way of resolving battles than all those hours of hacking and maiming and screaming.

OK, so maybe this isn’t the most historically accurate representation of melee combat, but it is one of the most enjoyable. It’s by Nicholas King, a CG artist at creative studio Optix.

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You can see more of Nicholas’ work at his personal site.

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Pokémon Go Boss Gets His Twitter Account Hacked

Pokémon Go Boss Gets His Twitter Account Hacked

The people are not pleased. John Hanke, boss of Pokémon Go developers Niantic, had his Twitter account hacked earlier today.

It looks like the group Our Mine are responsible, using the hack to post messages about…the game not being out in Brazil yet.

Pokémon Go Boss Gets His Twitter Account Hacked

It’s the same group responsible for other high profile 2016 hacks, including that of Twitter’s CEO himself. They also got into Mark Zuckerberg’s Pinterest and Twitter accounts.

At time of posting it’s been over four hours since they got in and their tweets are still live on Hanke’s timeline.

from Kotaku http://kotaku.com/pokemon-go-boss-gets-his-twitter-account-hacked-1784623047

The Week In Games: The New Adventures Of Old Batman

The Week In Games: The New Adventures Of Old Batman

After years of playing as a man in a bat-themed armor brutally beating thugs, this week we finally get to play that same man pretending to be a normal, everyday billionaire.

Is Bruce Wayne Batman, or is Batman Bruce Wayne? It’s a question that’s been asked several dozen times in the comic books, but so far games have stuck the the punching and the kicking. Telltale’s episodic adventure take on Batman should be quite refreshing. It’ll probably have a narrative and everything. Can’t wait!

Not a lot happening this week, what with school kicking in soon for much of the country, but what little is happening looks quite nice.

Tuesday, August 2

  • Batman: A Telltale Game Series Episode One — PS4, Xbox One, PC, iOS, Android
  • Abzu — PS4 Digital, PC
  • Gal*Gun: Double Peace — PS4, Vita
  • Canon Brawl — PS4 Digital
  • Laser Disco Defenders — Vita Digital
  • Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart — PS4 Digital
  • Overcooked — PS4 Digital
  • Risk Urban Assault— PS4, PS3 Digital
  • Tricky Towers — PS4 Digital, PC

Thursday, August 4

  • Breach & Clear: Deadline— PS4 Digital

Friday, August 5

  • Little King’s Story — PC

Coming Soon

Tuesday, August 9

  • No Man’s Sky — PS4, PC
  • Blade Ballet — PS4 Digital, PC
  • Brut@l— PS4 Digital
  • Emily Wants to Play — PS4 Digital
  • OlliOlli Epic Combo Edition— PS4
  • UNO — PS4 Digital

What else is coming out soon? Planning to play something on Steam or mobile? Tell us about it in the comments.

from Kotaku http://kotaku.com/the-week-in-games-the-new-adventures-of-old-batman-1784622323

Rated E For Sexual Conduct

Rated E For Sexual Conduct
Picture via Wario64.

Gal*Gun: Double Peace is a game about shooting schoolgirls with your love. It is not for everyone, and especially not for Everyone with a capital E, as shown on the back of the physical Vita release of the game.

Caught by Wario64 on Twitter (via Destructoid) and corroberated by other early recipients, while the front of the Vita version proudly displays the M rating assigned to it by the ESRB for “Sexual Themes”, the back of the box tells another story. It’s like a ratings mullet.

Twitter’s Jamie Bravo has both sides of the story.

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If I had to guess, and I do as North American Gal*Gun publisher PQube hasn’t responded to my inquiry yet, I’d say this was somebody’s joke that accidentally got sent to the printer. I’d also say the eSRB is not going to be happy with it, and that anyone who has gotten a copy with the botched rating should hold onto it, as those won’t be around for long.

from Kotaku http://kotaku.com/rated-e-for-sexual-conduct-1784621539

Podcast: Answering Your Best Questions

Podcast: Answering Your Best Questions

Today on Kotaku Splitscreen we’re reaching into the mailbag and pulling out all of your best questions on subjects like NX, Overwatch, and video game reviews.

Originally published 7/28/16

Kirk and I also answer questions about Neo/Scorpio, Vita, the inevitable SNES Classic, Destiny, and the recent YouTube controversy involving paid coverage of Shadow of Mordor. (If you want to submit reader questions for the show, send them to splitscreen@kotaku.com)

You can listen to today’s episode on iTunes or on Google Play. You can also find it on Simplecast here. (MP3 download here.)

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Kotaku ‘Shop Contest: Being Detective Pikachu: Winners! 

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Being Detective Pikachu: Winners! 

Last week we asked our ‘Shop-savvy readers to show us who could play Detective Pikachu in the upcoming live-action film. It all came down to a coin-toss.

I couldn’t decide between Hans Maulworf’s excellent Magnum P.I.K.A.C.H.U. entry and MrDeadScott’s equally amazing Chu Detective.

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Being Detective Pikachu: Winners! 

And so I flipped a coin. Magnum won. Then I flipped again, as I’d used Magnum in a tweet earlier in the week and wanted to give Chu Detective a fair shake. Magnum won again. I am a slave to chance.

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Being Detective Pikachu: Winners! 

Grats to both, the very-nearly winner and the definitely winner. Scroll down for the folks who also won, but not at coin-toss level.

This Weekachu’s Runners-Up

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Being Detective Pikachu: Winners! 

He’s played a detective, has the range and electricity shoots out of his ass, OldFactioned is on to something here.


Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Being Detective Pikachu: Winners! 

JayJammer’s entry makes it because Charlie Day should be in everything.


Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Being Detective Pikachu: Winners! 

Nick Liam Holmes makes it for the sheer horror factor.


Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Being Detective Pikachu: Winners! 

PuppetStrett makes it for adding Diagnosis Murkrow to things I say all the time for no reason.


Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Being Detective Pikachu: Winners! 

doctorglass remembers the classics.


Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Being Detective Pikachu: Winners! 

Of all the Batman entries, I liked Cloudkey’s the best.


Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Being Detective Pikachu: Winners! 

I’d go see this, ConManEd.


Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Being Detective Pikachu: Winners! 

cecil_banon suggests a more height appropriate actor.


Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Being Detective Pikachu: Winners! 

Robi_Joseph thinks Jim Carey could pull it off, and he could use the work.


Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Being Detective Pikachu: Winners! 

I was not expecting this, graham2K.


Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Being Detective Pikachu: Winners! 

Pete makes it based on Also_Ran’s comment: “Gotta catch ‘em all. No, really, he’s gotta catch ‘em all.”


Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Being Detective Pikachu: Winners! 

Arch Duke Maxyenko proves that Idris Elba can do anything.


Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Being Detective Pikachu: Winners! 

This. A thousand times this, zombie711.


Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Being Detective Pikachu: Winners! 

Not an actor, but enchanted-fern’s image is just too awesome.


Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Being Detective Pikachu: Winners! 

GiantBoyDetective is extremely qualified to make this call.


Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Being Detective Pikachu: Winners! 

Yes Velduanga, Angelina Chu-lie is a fetish.


Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Being Detective Pikachu: Winners! 

I guess that counts as Thundershock, Mrichston.


Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Being Detective Pikachu: Winners! 

At Risk Asterix evokes CyberSleuth, earning a spot by default.


Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Being Detective Pikachu: Winners! 

Who is your trainer, and what does he do, Ssmoomix?


Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Being Detective Pikachu: Winners! 

I just really like Iharm’s use of Cumberbatch hair.


Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Being Detective Pikachu: Winners! 

Look at Chrury Sanson, pulling out David Suchet’s Hercule Poirot, like a boss.


Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Being Detective Pikachu: Winners! 

Doctor Nein gives us the great electric mouse detective.


Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Being Detective Pikachu: Winners! 

Aw man, I miss Peter Falk, Hundredgunner.


That’s it for this week! Join us next weekend for a new topic, new hopes and new dreams.

from Kotaku http://kotaku.com/kotaku-shop-contest-being-detective-pikachu-winners-1784618731

Today’s selection of articles from Kotaku’s reader-run community: Super Gaming Quiz Podcast – Dracul

Today’s selection of articles from Kotaku’s reader-run community: Super Gaming Quiz Podcast – Dracula in Reeboks Some Of My Favorite Video Game Openings Furi is Everything a PlayStation Plus Game Should Be and More ’Thinking Out Loud’ Discussion: What I’d Want From Pokemon On NX


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